Pilot In Command - Decision Making & Inflight Safety

July 8, 2020   

 

Watch Phil Inman present our Decision Making & Inflight Safety webinar with Q&A. This webinar covers how to use ForeFlight’s safety features that can help you prepare for situations while flying or on the ground. Learn about preflight and inflight tools such as Takeoff and Landing Performance, Glide Advisor, inflight alerts, ADS-B weather and traffic, and more. Special guest Richard McSpadden, Executive Director of AOPA Air Safety Institute joins us to provide insight on aviation trends and increasing safety.

EAA 2020 - ForeFlight What's New

This presentation is a must for all ForeFlight customers. Having a hard time keeping up with ForeFlight releases? Do you feel like you are missing out on app capabilities? You won’t want to miss this presentation that covers key features from the last few releases, including Checklist, Jeppesen integration, Logbook, Performance planning, and more.

EAA 2020 - ForeFlight Fundamentals

This virtual presentation covers the fundamentals of flying with ForeFlight. You will learn how to set up and navigate the ForeFlight app, find airport information, look at weather, build a route, brief and file a flight plan, and more. An overview of recently added features is also covered. As a new or existing customer, you can expect to walk away with ForeFlight know-how you can use on your next flight.

EAA 2020 - ForeFlight Power Users

This presentation is an advanced, scenario-based course on flying with ForeFlight. You will learn how to use the app to its fullest from planning to inflight navigation. This course is beyond beginner level and is geared towards pilots who have at least some working knowledge of the app. An overview of recently added features is also covered.

ForeFlight on Frequency: ForeFlight in Canada

Join ForeFlight Pilot Support Team member and professional pilot Dominik Ochmanek to learn how ForeFlight can help Canadian pilots of all stripes plan, file, and fly more safely and easily. Dominik will cover the basics of using the app before diving into more advanced features and workflows like flight plan filing, inflight hazard awareness, and more.

Pilot In Command Logbook Webinar

Watch Thomas Daugherty and Joey Arena present our webinar on ForeFlight's Logbook. This webinar covers the benefits of logging with ForeFlight including automatic logging and currency tracking. Learn how to set up and import your logbook into ForeFlight, create flights that affect your currencies, send and receive endorsements, and more.

Pilot In Command - Decision Making & Inflight Safety

Watch Phil Inman present our Decision Making & Inflight Safety webinar with Q&A. This webinar covers how to use ForeFlight’s safety features that can help you prepare for situations while flying or on the ground. Learn about preflight and inflight tools such as Takeoff and Landing Performance, Glide Advisor, inflight alerts, ADS-B weather and traffic, and more. Special guest Richard McSpadden, Executive Director of AOPA Air Safety Institute joins us to provide insight on aviation trends and increasing safety.

ForeFlight On Frequency: Integrated Document Management for Business Aviation

ForeFlight's integrated document distribution and management capability provides incredible value for flight departments of any size. Watch Caitlin Galloway, ForeFlight's Success Team Lead, demonstrate how to make the most of Cloud Documents and other features to streamline your operation. Watch our other webinars and register for more at foreflight.com/onfrequency.

ForeFlight on Frequency: ForeFlight & Flight Simulators

Staying at home doesn't mean you have to stay on the ground! Watch Ryan McBride, ForeFlight's Lead Designer, demonstrate how to use ForeFlight with flight simulators to maintain your ForeFlight know-how. CFI and aviation photographer Chris Palmer (@AngleOfAttack) will also join this webinar to provide commentary and share insights based on his use of flight simulators with ForeFlight. Learn about and watch other webinars in our On Frequency series at foreflight.com/onfrequency.

ForeFlight on Frequency: Filing IFR with ForeFlight

Save time and headaches by filing your IFR flight plans with ForeFlight! Join Robert MacLeod and Tim Stahl, both members of ForeFlight’s specialized Flight Operations team, as they walk through the simple steps to set up and file US IFR flight plans in ForeFlight. They’ll explain how to configure your aircraft’s filing codes, build a new flight plan using ForeFlight’s Route Advisor, and file the flight plan while avoiding common errors and rejections. This presentation and many others like it are available for viewing at foreflight.com/on-frequency. (Comments during the Q&A session about problems with the webinar refer to technical issues during the initial broadcast. These were removed from the recording prior to uploading to Youtube.)

ForeFlight On Frequency: Going Digital with ForeFlight Logbook

There’s never been a better time to bring your old paper logbook into the 21st century! Join Joey Arena, a member of ForeFlight’s Customer Success team, as he walks through the steps of digitizing your logbook and importing your hours, certificates, endorsements, and more into ForeFlight Logbook. He’ll also show how to convert and import an existing digital logbook from another service into ForeFlight. This session includes Q&A with Joey and Thomas Daugherty, ForeFlight's Logbook Project Manager. Be sure to check out our other webinar recordings and register for upcoming ones at foreflight.com/on-frequency!

Pilot In Command Cross Country Webinar

Watch Phil Inman present our Cross Country Flight Planning webinar. This webinar covers how to plan a cross country flight and what tools ForeFlight offers to make flight planning easier. Learn how to plan a route, check the weather, download the data you need, and more. To learn more about the Pilot In Command webinar series, visit foreflight.com/pic to watch previously recorded webinars and register for upcoming ones.

ForeFlight on Frequency: ForeFlight for Student Pilots

Join Susan DeCastro and Chris Mauser as they discuss the benefits of incorporating ForeFlight into flight training from the student’s perspective. ForeFlight can help demonstrate and reinforce fundamental aviation concepts, provide greater inflight safety and confidence, and help students stay organized with Logbook, Documents, and more.

ForeFlight on Frequency: ForeFlight for CFIs

Watch Thomas Daugherty and Susan DeCastro - both ForeFlight experts and CFIs - explain how flight instructors can integrate ForeFlight into their training plans to help students learn aviation concepts and be better prepared for a future in flight. This webinar includes a discussion of recent features relevant to CFIs plus a replay of our popular "ForeFlight for Flight Instructors" course recorded live at EAA Oshkosh 2019.

ForeFlight on Frequency: Custom Content in ForeFlight

Custom content in ForeFlight is a great way to enhance its usefulness for your own flight operations. Join Joey Arena and Grant Gibbons to learn about the different types of custom content supported by ForeFlight, how to create and combine them into Content Packs, and how to effectively deploy them during different types of missions.

What's New Course - Oshkosh July 2019

ForeFlight Lead Product Designer Ryan McBride walks you through some of the noteworthy new features that we've recently added. For a basic overview of ForeFlight, check out the Fundamentals presentation, and for a more advanced course, watch the Power Users presentation.

Flight Instructors Course - Oshkosh July 2019

Thomas Daugherty and Susan DeCastro - both ForeFlight experts and CFIs - explain how flight instructors can integrate ForeFlight into their training plans to help students learn aviation concepts and be better prepared for a future in flight. Click here to learn more about what ForeFlight can do for flight instructors.

ForeFlight on Frequency: The Power of Jeppesen Charts

See why Jeppesen is the industry leader in aeronautical charts around the world. Join ForeFlight and Jeppesen staff as they discuss the unique benefits of Jepp charts, take a deep-dive into the charts' layout and details, and demonstrate the tight integration of Jeppesen charts within ForeFlight Mobile.

The Transition from Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR to ForeFlight Mobile (Europe Webinar)

Join Markus Marth, Jeppesen customer consultant, and Wolfgang Oestreich, from ForeFlight's European Pilot Support Team, to learn about the basics of flying with ForeFlight. You will learn how to download and navigate the ForeFlight app, find airport and weather information, create a route, set up your aircraft, and much more.

ForeFlight on Frequency: High-Performance Pilots Roundtable

Join us to learn tips and tricks that can help pilots of high-performance aircraft better utilize ForeFlight for their planning and flying. This roundtable discussion includes several ForeFlight staff members as well as senior pilots from leading flight departments sharing insights into their professional use of ForeFlight, including workflow-enhancing features you might not know about. Watch other recordings of On Frequency webinars and register for future ones at foreflight.com/on-frequency.

ForeFlight on Frequency: Internet Traffic in ForeFlight

ForeFlight’s new Internet Traffic feature is here, and it’s available for everyone! Join Alex Smythers of ForeFlight and Julius Ramos of FlightAware as they demonstrate how to use the feature, discuss in-depth details about how ForeFlight loads and animates traffic targets, how FlightAware ingests position reports from a variety of sources, and share tips on combining Internet Traffic with other ForeFlight features to do even more with it.

Getting Started with ForeFlight in Europe

Learn about the essential first steps to take after downloading ForeFlight to help you make the most of it when planning and flying, including signing into the app, linking your Jeppesen account and configuring chart downloads, setting up aircraft profiles, helpful app settings, and more!

New ForeFlight Feature Review (2019 Europe Webinar)

ForeFlight released 12 major updates in 2019, each one filled with new features to make flight planning easier and flying safer. This webinar covers all the highlights, showing how each new feature can help you on the ground and in the cockpit. These features include:

  • Airport 3D and 3D Review
  • Graphical European NOTAMs
  • GAFOR Weather Layer
  • The High Resolution Basemap
  • Takeoff & Landing Performance - And more!
Passenger

Passenger is a companion app to ForeFlight Mobile that lets your passengers follow along with the flight so know when they can expect to arrive. Passenger is free to download on the App Store for any recent iOS device, with no account setup required, and all ForeFlight subscribers can share their route with nearby devices running Passenger.

Visit the Passenger page to learn more.

TFR Alerts
TFR Alerts enhance your inflight situational awareness by warning you of nearby TFRs, whether or not the TFR layer is selected. If ForeFlight detects that you will enter or pass near a TFR within the next five minutes, it will give you a visual and auditory alert. Alerts are also triggered if you enter a TFR, or fly above or below a TFR at a nearby altitude. You can adjust settings related to TFR alerts by tapping More, then Settings, then scroll down to Alerts.
New In-Flight Alerts
ForeFlight offers new alerts to keep you aware on the ground and in the sky. The Runway Proximity Advisor now provides the length of runway remaining as you taxi on to a runway. Two new in-flight alerts also improve situational awareness in the air - the Sink Rate alerts lets you know when your downward vertical speed becomes excessive, and the 500' AGL alert provides a simple callout when you descend past 500' AGL.
Weather Frequency Callout
Checking your destination airport’s weather is an important step in any pre-landing checklist. Like a helpful co-pilot, ForeFlight automatically displays the weather frequency as you near the airport.
Device Disconnect Alert

Devices that provide wireless inflight data like GPS and weather to your iPad can sometimes disconnect, whether due to a dead battery, connection issues, or human error. Whatever the reason for the loss of signal, the Device Disconnect Alert allows you to quickly take steps to restore the connection or switch to an alternative data source.

ForeFlight Checklist

ForeFlight Checklist integrates one of the most important inflight tools at your disposal into the app you already use for every stage of flight, reducing cockpit clutter and providing an intuitive, simple interface. Checklist is included with our Basic Plus and Pro Plus subscription plans, or as an add-on with other plans. Upgrade at foreflight.com/pricing.

Glide Advisor

ForeFlight Glide Advisor helps you to quickly assess your landing options in case you ever lose engine power in flight. Using terrain, GPS data, and your aircraft’s best glide speed and ratio, ForeFlight shapes a glide range ring around your ownship icon on the moving map display.

Distance Rings
Keep an eye on how far you are from nearby airports, obstacles, and landmarks using distance rings. You can set the rings to automatically grow and shrink as you change zoom level, or set them to display flight times rather than distances. This simple tool is a must-have for maximizing inflight situational awareness.
Smart Airway Labels
In ForeFlight's Aeronautical Maps, Smart Airway Labels provide at-a-glance information about airways in your route. When your route includes one or more airways, labels appear along each airway segment. As you zoom in the labels expand to show more information, including the airway’s name, MEA, MOCA, if the segment has one, and the magnetic bearing. You can disable airway labels by tapping map settings and turning off Route Labels. Smart Airway Labels are just one more way to get useful information from ForeFlight without having to dig for it.
Single Tap

Single Tap for airports, waypoints, navaids, and airways is a feature of Aeronautical Maps that allows you to quickly access information on the Maps view. With the Aeronautical layer selected, simply quick tap on any airport, waypoint, VOR, or airway to see details about it. Tap Add to Route to drop it into your route.

Customize the Aeronautical Map
ForeFlight's data-driven Aeronautical Maps allow you to customize which map elements you show or hide. You can also choose between Light, Dark, and Classic map themes and toggle terrain features on and off. With the Aeronautical layer selected you can add or remove airspace, view high or low airways, and adjust label text size. Try mixing and matching the new map settings to find the combination that works best for you.
Color Inversion
Color Inversion is an innovative setting for reducing glare from bright charts at night.
Global Aeronautical Maps
ForeFlight’s Aeronautical Maps are data-driven, customizable, and powered by an entirely new map engine, purpose-built by ForeFlight’s graphics engineers to deliver a dynamic experience on the ground and in the air.
Aeronautical Maps Enhancements
ForeFlight 8.2 brings the first big update to the global data-driven Aeronautical Maps since their introduction with airspace altitudes, ARTCC frequency stamps, Mode C rings, Class E surface areas, TRSAs, SATRs, and US ADIZ. Aeronautical Maps are available as part of ForeFlight's Basic Plus, Pro Plus, and Business Pro subscription plans, and as an add-on to other plans. Visit foreflight.com/pricing to see what other features are offered on these plans and to upgrade.
Global Procedure Advisor

All ForeFlight customers can now access international departures, arrivals, and approaches using Procedure Advisor, expanding the scope of ForeFlight’s global planning capabilities.

These global flight planning features are further enhanced by adding Jeppesen’s industry-leading charts to your ForeFlight account. Check out our other videos on purchasing Jeppesen charts through ForeFlight and linking an existing Jeppesen account to learn more.

Weather Layer Time Slider

ForeFlight’s radar and satellite layers now use an interactive time slider tool that provides more control when viewing and animating weather timestamps.

Terrain & Obstacle Hazard Alerts

Hazard Alerts in ForeFlight enhance your situational awareness and provide greater peace of mind by warning you of potential hazards ahead. Hazard alerts are available with a Pro Plus subscription plan and above. Learn more about ForeFlight's advanced hazard awareness features here: https://foreflight.com/products/foreflight-mobile/hazard-avoidance/

Opacity Sliders
This handy feature on the Maps view allows you to adjust the opacity of weather overlays and TFRs so you can see details on the chart underneath, without having to remove the overlay entirely. If your subscription includes geo-referenced plates you can also adjust the opacity of plates and taxi charts overlaid on the map.
Procedure Preview
With ForeFlight 7.0, planning gets even better with a more advanced Procedure Advisor and a dramatically improved navigation database that enables visual preview of SIDs, STARs, approaches, and pattern entries. Downloads are significantly faster and use less disk space. FBO locations are also mapped on Taxi Charts for better surface navigation.
FBOs on Taxi Charts
Use this feature to quickly access ForeFlight's FBO Directory information right from the Taxi Chart. FBO markers make it easy to see exactly where an airport FBO is located. Tap on the FBO marker to check fuel prices and view the available services and amenities for that business.
ScratchPads
In ForeFlight Mobile version 6.7 or later the ScratchPads view has some handy pre-made templates and the ability to keep and share multiple scratch pads. This video walks you through the ScratchPads feature. ForeFlight Mobile version 6.7 is hitting the App Store now.
Synthetic Vision
Synthetic Vision takes our hazard awareness platform to the next level with a three-dimensional representation of terrain and obstacle hazards, airport markers, runways, and water features. Check out this highlight video narrated by mapping team member and lead developer for Synthetic Vision, Malcolm Toon. To learn more or purchase visit http://foreflight.com/synthetic-vision/
Traffic & Glance Mode in Synthetic Vision

ForeFlight’s Synthetic Vision feature now provides even more situational awareness with integrated ADS-B traffic depictions and a 360-degree interactive Glance Mode. Synthetic Vision is available with the Pro Plus subscription plan and above, and as an add-on to Business plans.

To use Synthetic Vision, make sure you select and download high-resolution terrain for whichever regions you plan to fly in, using the settings menus at the top of More - Downloads. Synthetic Vision can double as a backup attitude display when you connect to an AHRS capable receiver, but that isn’t required to use Synthetic Vision or either of the new features in this video.

Synthetic Vision on iPhone

ForeFlight’s advanced hazard awareness capability and backup attitude indicator is now available on the iPhone, and it looks fantastic! See detailed 3D terrain, obstacles, and runways in full screen Portrait or Landscape mode, and pair with an AHRS-capable ADS-B receiver like Sentry or compatible Garmin equipment for dynamic backup attitude and traffic display. The iPhone also supports Glance Mode, allowing you to swipe within Synthetic Vision to view terrain and traffic in any direction.

Synthetic Vision is included in Pro Plus subscriptions and above, and is supported on the iPhone 6 and newer. Visit foreflight.com/buy to upgrade.

Pilot In Command - Decision Making & Inflight Safety

Watch Phil Inman present our Decision Making & Inflight Safety webinar with Q&A. This webinar covers how to use ForeFlight’s safety features that can help you prepare for situations while flying or on the ground. Learn about preflight and inflight tools such as Takeoff and Landing Performance, Glide Advisor, inflight alerts, ADS-B weather and traffic, and more. Special guest Richard McSpadden, Executive Director of AOPA Air Safety Institute joins us to provide insight on aviation trends and increasing safety.

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